Why use NoSQL? Innovative companies like AT&T, GE, and PayPal have successfully transitioned from relational to NoSQL for their critical web, mobile, and IoT applications. By understanding where to introduce NoSQL, how to model and access the data, and how to manage and monitor a distributed database, you can do the same. This white paper explains the need for non-relational databases, describes advantages of NoSQL, and clarifies the important difference between SQL and NoSQL databases.
Unlike traditional relational databases, Couchbase Server, a NoSQL database, provides easy scalability, consistent high performance, always-on 24x365 operations, and a flexible data model. Couchbase powers some of the most popular social and mobile games from companies like Zynga, EA, Tencent, Shuffle Master and many others. In this whitepaper, we’ll explore the database capabilities that have made Couchbase Server the preferred database for social and mobile games.